Vacation. Education. Inspiration.

Faculty Summer 2017

  • Jonathan Blaustein
    Jonathan Blaustein Taos, NM

    Artist, professor, writer for & the New York Times Lens Blog


  • Jina Brenneman
    Jina Brenneman Denver, CO

    Artist, curator, co-director of the documentary film “Agnes Martin: Before the Grid”

  • Genevieve Fussell
    Genevieve Fussell Brooklyn, NY

    Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker magazine

  • Debora Hunter
    Debora Hunter Dallas, TX

    Artist, full-time professor, Southern Methodist Univesity (retired)

  • Caleb Cain Marcus
    Caleb Cain Marcus Brooklyn, NY

    Artist, book designer, master printer

  • Edward Osowski
    Edward Osowski Houston, TX

    Collector, museum patron, PhD

What & Where

August 11-15, 2017

Jonathan Blaustein and Jessie Kaufman invite you to our 60 acre, stream-front horse farm at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, just outside Taos, New Mexico.

We’ve designed a cutting-edge photo retreat program, in which you’ll have the opportunity to push your craft, and recharge your creativity.

Over the course of 5 days and 4 nights, you’ll have individual and group critiques with our world class photo faculty, eat meals with your colleagues and instructors each day, hang out by a bonfire at night under the stars, lounge in hot springs along the Rio Grande River, and much more.

Camping on the property, and 3 meals a day, are included with the cost of your tuition, so this is a social experience, as well as an educational one.

We’ll go hiking to Williams Lake, 11,000 feet above sea level, and photograph along the rim of Rio Grande Gorge, 650 feet above the roaring rapids.

There will be barbecues, of course, and fresh produce from the Taos Farmer’s Market.

Our educational programming includes private tutoring by our faculty, with collective expertise in fine art, editorial and documentary photography, book design, custom printing, writing, teaching, collecting, curating, filmmaking, and philanthropy.

During free time, you can sit on a rock beside the stream and listen to the sound of the Rio Hondo rushing by. Or maybe you’d rather fall asleep in a hammock with the sun on your hair?

Basically, we’ve designed an Antidote to your stressful, urban, freelance lifestyle.

If you’re accepted into the program, (there is no application fee,) by the time you leave, you’ll feel refreshed, energized, and ready to charge into your next big idea.

For more information, please apply through the website, or you can email me directly at

Event Schedule

Antidote Photo Retreat
August 11-15, 2017
Tuition: $1450, including meals and camping**
Student/Educator pass: $499

Event Schedule (subject to change)

Friday August 11

4-6pm: Students arrive
6-9pm: Dinner & campfire

Saturday August 12

8-9am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: Individual 30 minute portfolio reviews
12pm-1pm: Lunch
1-5pm: Taos Ski Valley/Williams Lake Hike
5-6pm: Free time
6-9pm: Dinner & campfire

Sunday August 13

8-9am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: Group critique
12-1pm: Lunch
1-3pm: Gorge Bridge & West Rim Trail
3-6pm: Free time
6-9pm: Dinner & campfire

Monday August 14

8-9am: Breakfast
9am-12pm: Hotsprings and Rio Grande swim
12-1pm: Lunch
1-4pm: Instructor lectures
4-6pm: Free time
6-9pm: Dinner & campfire

Tuesday August 15

8-10am: Breakfast
10am: Students depart

** If you’d rather stay in a hotel, we can help you arrange accommodations

Apply To Attend Antidote Photo Retreat